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Glock Saved This Guy's Life

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Any gun would have, but I figured I'd post in General Glocking since it's a Glock.

Scary...

Someone in the comments actually thought it was funny that he had a Glock with him "in the middle of nowhere." Yeah.... Must not get out much. Anytime I'm out there, I'd have one and a spare mag or two.
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Someone in the comments actually thought it was funny that he had a Glock with him "in the middle of nowhere." Yeah.... Must not get out much. Anytime I'm out there, I'd have one and a spare mag or two.
I have a long running thread on my own forum about why it's a very good idea to be armed while out in the wilds. For multiple reasons; defense and signalling for rescue being the top two. Being out in the 'middle of nowhere' is a prime time to be armed because there isn't a cavalierly to come rushing in at the last moment. Its just you and the threat so providing yourself options ahead of time is the smart way to go.

You can tell the guy in the video was stressing hard but he also was able to keep it together pretty well. He was moving away from the threat, keeping the pistol up and ready and even made some noise to scare away the mountain lion. Doesn't look like he hit it with either shot but the outcome was a win as he was able to walk away unharmed.

Good video. I'm stealing it for the thread I mentioned above ;)
 

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This vid has been shared already. The fact that he is holding a phone and videoing while shooting the Glock proves that he's a lucky idiot.
Didn't know that. I'm sure there are still plenty of people who will find it interesting or haven't seen it yet.

Agreed on filming it being pretty dumb, but it is a cool video. However, it's hard to say how we'd react. Maybe he was filming nature or something when it occurred. Proof tha tif he had to shoot it, it was a legal self defense kinda thing? Yeah, I wouldn't have been worried about filming it. I would've been two hand strong grip, and swiveling the head to make sure I wasn't about to trip on a log behind me while backing up...

@Deputydave Yeah, the commenter politely replied that they were 12 LOL So I politely replied, fair enough my dude :D
 

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This vid has been shared already. The fact that he is holding a phone and videoing while shooting the Glock proves that he's a lucky idiot.
Maybe, maybe not. This is just a clip. Was the guy out hiking and already filming with his phone when he encountered the mountain lion? Perhaps under stress he simply kept filming while grabbing his pistol with the free hand. Maybe his thought was having proof that he was about to be attacked?
 

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This video has been around for a bit. Someone sent it to me a while back. My opinion? He should have dropped that cat like a bad habit and not worried about filming it. If that cat is that brazen, it may harm someone down the road.
 

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This vid has been shared already. The fact that he is holding a phone and videoing while shooting the Glock proves that he's a lucky idiot.
And the fact that he was unable to hit the mountain lion from that distance proves the video belongs in General Glocking.
 

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Maybe, maybe not. This is just a clip. Was the guy out hiking and already filming with his phone when he encountered the mountain lion? Perhaps under stress he simply kept filming while grabbing his pistol with the free hand. Maybe his thought was having proof that he was about to be attacked?
I’ve seen what happens to “video cameras” when suddenly facing life or death stress…..typically the device ends up on the ground and becomes effectively an audio recorder….

the video represents what happens when Darwin is consistently getting beaten…
 

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I’ve seen what happens to “video cameras” when suddenly facing life or death stress…..typically the device ends up on the ground and becomes effectively an audio recorder….

the video represents what happens when Darwin is consistently getting beaten…
Very possibly/probable you and @cciman are entirely correct. Just pointing out that under stress people often do strange stuff.
 

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This is what I find funny. Instead of us gun people saying good on him for at least having had it with him (important to carry), and trying to hit it (maybe he didn't want to), all we do in this community seems to be nitpick each other's actions. 😂 Or maybe someone just say good he made it out without injury/death.

Paul Harrell pointed out that it is very easy in leisure, to judge what others had to do in haste. It is very easy with plenty of time, to judge what others had to do, when they had seconds to decide on a course of action.

I hadn't seen the video, and there will be others that haven't. Pointing that out brings zero useful insight to the discussion.

It is a forum. Or I thought it was.
 

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Very possibly/probable you and @cciman are entirely correct. Just pointing out that under stress people often do strange stuff.
It was a long time ago, but I remember an OIS and the officer held paperwork, coffee, or something else not needed in his support hand during the exchange of gunfire. Certain parts of the brain shutdown during fight or flight.
 

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This is what I find funny. Instead of us gun people saying good on him for at least having had it with him (important to carry), and trying to hit it (maybe he didn't want to), all we do in this community seems to be nitpick each other's actions. 😂 Or maybe someone just say good he made it out without injury/death.

Paul Harrell pointed out that it is very easy in leisure, to judge what others had to do in haste. It is very easy with plenty of time, to judge what others had to do, when they had seconds to decide on a course of action.

I hadn't seen the video, and there will be others that haven't. Pointing that out brings zero useful insight to the discussion.

It is a forum. Or I thought it was.
Very true! Circle the wagons to protect our gun rights, then quickly pounce and eat each other.
 

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I watched the video a couple of times. My take away:
  • Once the cat flattened its ears, it was coming in.
  • I am reminded of how difficult it is to control your breathing under stress.
  • All of that adrenaline makes it hard to think clearly, &
  • adrenaline makes all of your fine motor skills deteriorate.
  • Muscle memory is key. Practice. Practice. Practice. Time to go shoot the pellet gun in the garage while the Mrs. is watching the World Cup.
I'll probably get an earful for this, but, here goes.
Conclusion? Flat ears = squeeze off your first round? It'll probably be your only accurate one.
 
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